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Certificate IV in Mental Health

SKU:CHC43315

Leap into a career in the mental health sector and become a valued care worker. You’ll be equipped with all the practical skills you need to help empower vulnerable people. Graduate industry ready to thrive in this industry that offers diverse job opportunities.
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Certificate IV in Mental Health

Intro to Certificate IV in Mental Health

Be a Friend to Vulnerable People

Our nationally accredited CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is designed to equip you with a broad understanding of mental health, which will allow you to make a huge difference in people’s well-being. Unlock diverse career opportunities and begin a meaningful career in mental health today.

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Job Outcomes

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Job Skills

  • Rehabilitation of clients
  • Community services
  • Effective communication skills
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to gain in-demand skills to support people affected by mental illness and psychiatric conditions. Learn how to empower clients to work towards self-directed recovery and enjoy the job satisfaction of knowing you’re making a huge difference every day.

Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Work from a trauma informed care perspective
  • Utilise self-care strategies
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care in services
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
  • Prepare for assessment
  • Analyse the person’s needs using a collaborative approach
  • Determine appropriate services
  • Complete reporting
  • Evaluate assessment and referral processes
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Assess capacity to provide support to a person with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
  • Work collaboratively to provide support services to address co-existing issues
  • Facilitate links to further care
  • Collaborate with the person to minimise risk
  • Review and report on support provided
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Study for a minimum 23.3 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

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  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

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  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 15.5 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this teach me about psychology?

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This course will touch on some small components of psychology, such as understanding the different types of mental illness. However, the job roles are quite different. A psychologist tends to focus more on mental and emotional well-being issues, whilst a mental health support worker will focus more on “outward” problems around practical and social support like housing, daily tasks of living, communication and managing medical appointments.

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The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

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